PM to unveil terror policy at DGP/IGP conference

PM to unveil terror policy at DGP/IGP conference

PM to unveil terror policy at DGP/IGP conference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to lay down the national policy on terror and internal security issues, at the Assamese capital here on Saturday during the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police.

The new policy is timely as security agencies are cracking into an extensive terror network of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh across West Bengal, Assam and other parts of India.

With cross-border terrorism proving a headache for Indian police and security agencies, the issue is likely to take up maximum time at the two-day conference, sources said.
 Other issues to be discussed include human trafficking, narcotics and rising cases of traffic-related deaths. Khagen Sarma, DGP of Assam Police told reporters in Guwahati that a special session will be held on militancy in the North East.

“The country’s national policy on overall internal security issues will be discussed at the conference. Since it is being held at Guwahati, it will give the region much-needed importance and also test the preparedness of states faraway from Delhi in hosting such high-level meetings,” a senior official here said.

The annual event organised by the Intelligence Bureau brings together the top brass of the country’s police intelligence force.

The PM, who is making his maiden tour of the North East after assuming office, will address the conference, which is taking place outside New Delhi for the first time in 49 years. The PM himself chose Guwahati as the venue and wants the meet to be held in different state capitals every year.

The conference dates were rescheduled to coincide with the PM’s maiden tour of the North East, where he is expected to inaugurate some projects in Manipur and Nagaland.
Modi will address the valedictory session of the conference, while Union Home minister Rajnath Singh is expected to speak during the day.

Modi will visit Manipur on November 30 and Nagaland on December 1. “He will flag off the first train from Meghalaya and lay the foundation stone for the 51 km-long Baribi-Sairang railway track near Aizawl.  Apart from meeting the chief ministers of all north eastern states on November 30, he will address a rally of BJP supporters at Guwahati. He is also expected to attend day one of the annual Hornbill culture festival in Nagaland on December 1.